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UK Risk Register Details for Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 15/03/2022

Common Names

  • Bacterial blight of bean
  • Bacterial leaf pustule
  • Bacterial leaf pustule of bean
  • Bean blight
  • Common blight of bean
  • Fuscous blight of bean

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Seeds

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Seeds

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Spain Present
Belarus Present
Austria Present
Moldova Present
Russia Present
Serbia Present
Switzerland Present
Türkiye Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Slovakia Present
Slovenia Present
North America
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
Paraguay Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
New Caledonia Present
New Zealand Present
Papua New Guinea Present
Samoa Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Rwanda Present
Somalia Present
South Africa Present
Sudan Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Tanzania Present
Tunisia Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Angola Present
Burundi Present
Central African Republic Present
Egypt Present
Eritrea Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Lesotho Present
Madagascar Present
Bangladesh Present
Brunei Present
Cambodia Present
China Present
India Present
Indonesia Present
Iran Present
Japan Present
Jordan Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Lebanon Present
Malaysia Present
Myanmar Present
Nepal Present
Philippines Present
Sri Lanka Present
Taiwan Present
Thailand Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Vietnam Present
Yemen Present
Georgia Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Bermuda Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
El Salvador Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Martinique Present
Nicaragua Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Bacterium

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Phaseolus L.
  • Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq.
  • Phaseolus angularis (Willd.) W.F.Wight
  • Phaseolus aureus Roxb.
  • Phaseolus lunatus L.
  • Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Bacterial pest of common beans and some other legumes, mainly transmitted by infected seeds. Present in most bean-growing areas of the world. The highest impacts have been seen in countries with warmer climates than the UK.

Further Information


  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Data referring to this species only are very scarce.


Current distribution






UK distribution